Monday, May 19, 2008

Monday's green books series - Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life

Today on our Monday's green books series, we're having 8-steps program to go green. If you're into programs that take you step after step to your goal and you wanna go green, you should check it out.

Our book for today is:

Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life

Author: Sophie Uliano

Sophie Uliano is a passionate environmentalist who has developed an earth-friendly lifestyle that appeals to women who don't want to compromise their glamour or style. She lives in Hollywood, California, with her husband and daughter.

Publisher: Collins

Published on: April 8, 2008

What it is about (from the
publisher's website):
Are you confused by all the advice you hear and see daily on how to "go green"? Do you want to incorporate earth-friendly practices into your life, but you don't know where to start? Don't stress! Green guru Sophie Uliano has sorted through all the eco-info out there and put everything you need to know about living a green lifestyle right at your fingertips.

In 'Gorgeously Green', Sophie offers a simple eight-step program that is an easy and fun way to begin living an earth-friendly life. Each chapter covers topics from beauty to fitness, shopping to your kitchen—even your transportation. Whether it's finding the right lipstick, making dinner, buying gifts, or picking out a hot new outfit, finally, there is a book that tackles your daily eco-challenges with a take-charge plan.

Why you should get it:
1. I like the idea of a steps-program. Many people find themselves confused with all the green alternatives that they hear about and don't know where to start or how much to change and in what pace. Sometimes all you need is a good program to follow and I also agree with the attitude of making changes in steps. The author said in an interview to
Amazon.com: "I agree that it is hard to break old habits. My suggestion is to break one habit at a time." I couldn't agree more.

2. It might be obvious to some, but to many it's still not clear that going green can be relatively easy, can save you money and does not mean you have to be less fashionable or less cool. This book intends to guide you how to do it right.

3. The 8 steps touch important aspects of life: mind (awareness), body (cosmetics and food), home, daily activities (shopping, transportation) and even having fun. It might not give you all the answers you're looking for, but for sure it can be a good road map to start the green journey with.

Wants to learn more? check
Sophie Uliano's blog, which is full of green tips and information.

If you're looking for other interesting green books, you are invited to check out our
green books page on our website's green resources section.

Yours,
Raz @ Eco-Libris

Eco-Libris: plant a tree for every book you read!

3 comments:

Raymond Tan said...

Dear Raz,

Thanks for the compliments you left in my blog. I found it a great motivation to continue my effort in writing for the cause of the environment. I am trying my best to raise the awareness among the Malaysian people, as well as promoting my own country as well.

I am really impressed by Eco-libris as well. The site was really what greenhorn environment bloggers like me should learn from. I hope to really learn something from guys like you all. Hope to hear from you soon.

Best regards,
Raymond

P/S: I would really appreciate it if you can add my blog to your blogroll. Thanks a lot!

Mr. Sustainable said...

Great job emphasizing an important publication and its companion blog! I have written to Sophie to offer a link exchange.

You rock!

Raz Godelnik said...

Raymond - thanks for your feedback! we'll be happy to add your blog to out blogroll. Keep udpating us from Malaysia.

mr. sustainable - thanks as well! I hope you'll succeed in exhcanging links with her - Sophie has a great blog.

Raz @ Eco-Libris